Mining Hoist Systems and Safety: A Guide

Mining systems heavily rely on hoists to transport equipment, personnel as well as mined ore to the surface. As such, the hoisting system is the core productive element in the mining industry. Due to this, it’s essential to investigate the mining hoist systems available to you, as they can solve core challenges faced by mining… Read more »

Industrial Equipment Hire: Why Buy When You Can Rent?

Purchasing industrial equipment is a large investment for companies and can often tip project budgets over the edge. While sometimes, purchasing this equipment proves worthwhile. For most businesses and individual projects, industrial equipment hire is the way to go. Hiring equipment can achieve greater cost efficiencies, lower risk, the flexibility of choice, and a guarantee… Read more »

Material Handling Equipment and Essential Operator Training

Industrial material handling equipment refers to a wide range of mechanical tools, equipment, vehicles, and appliances used for transporting, storing, controlling and protecting materials or products through different stages of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. A well-planned and functional material handling system works to improve customer service, reduce inventory, shorten production time, and lower overall… Read more »

Introduction to Confined Spaces and Confined Space Equipment

A confined space refers to a fully or partially enclosed space that is not intended for continuous human occupancy. Confined spaces can pose significant dangers to the health and safety of those operating in them due to a number of potential hazards. Before operating in this environment, it’s essential that adequate confined space training is… Read more »

Stay Safe: The Importance of Routine Winch Maintenance

To ensure the safety and efficiency of your winch, proper use, routine inspection and winch maintenance are essential. Caring for your winch correctly will also extend the lifespan and the usefulness of your equipment.  Heavy machinery can be particularly dangerous when operated incorrectly or by someone who is inexperienced. So, we’ve put together some of… Read more »

We are Finalists for the HIRE20 Rental Company of the Year Award!

We’re ecstatic to announce that Winch Hire Australia is a finalist for the Hire20 Rental Company of the Year Award. The Rental Company of the Year Award specifically focuses on acknowledging hire companies who have gone the extra mile when it comes to customer service, safety and performance. We’re honoured to have been recognised for… Read more »

Types of Hoists: Chain Hoist vs. Air Hoist

Hoists are designed for lifting or lowering a load and have many practical applications in a range of industries. There are several different types of hoists, some are manually operated, electrically operated or pneumatically (air) driven, and may use chain, fibre or wire rope to lift a load. Determining the right hoist for your project… Read more »

3 Ways Winches & Hoists Function as Natural Disaster Response Equipment

Australia’s recent bushfires tore through 12 million acres of land, followed by extreme flash flooding. With the looming warning of thunderstorms and rain still threatening to inundate thousands of homes, Australia is not yet in the clear. In March 2019, Australia experienced six severe tropical cyclones and faces the possibility of enduring more this year…. Read more »

Our Most Popular NBN Cable Hauling Equipment

The NBN is still being rolled out throughout Australia – completion is expected in 2020. We are frequently hiring out equipment for NBN cable hauling jobs. Our most popular NBN cable hauling equipment includes our optic fibre winch trailers and our capstan winches. Electrical contractors always find our portable 2.5 tonne petrol capstan winches easy… Read more »

Our Most Popular Mining Equipment – Winches, Air Hoists & More

We are Australia’s leading supplier of equipment for lifting, shifting and pulling in the commercial, industrial, construction, telecommunications, civil, mining and marine industries. Currently, our equipment is very popular for solar farm construction and mining purposes. The mining industry in Australia is starting to move again (especially coal mines), and we have experienced a push… Read more »